Aston Villa have announced that they are now close to signing Ludwig Augustinsson on a season-long loan deal from Spanish side Sevilla.
The 28-year-old featured 27 times for Sevilla during the 2021/22 campaign. This includes several appearances in the Champions League.
Villa said via their official website: “Aston Villa can confirm that the club has reached an agreement with Sevilla FC for the season-long loan of Ludwig Augustinsson. The player has begun the process of obtaining a work permit.”
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Augustinsson has made 46 senior appearances for Sweden, playing the full 90 minutes in three Nations League games last month.
He has spent just one season in LaLiga after joining from Bundesliga side Werder Bremen in the summer of 2021.
Villa signed fellow Sevilla defender Diego Carlos, midfielder Boubacar Kamara and goalkeeper Robin Olsen last month, while Philippe Coutinho’s loan move from Barcelona was made permanent in May.
Discussing his move to Aston Villa, Carlos said: “I am really happy because the Premier League is one of the best competitions.
“I always want to do the best for the club and the shirt I’m wearing.
“Even now I can’t believe I’m here because it’s a dream to compete in the Premier League.
“And now I have a very clear opportunity, I hope to give it 100 per cent my best, and to be able to play to the best of my ability.”